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Ghost Walk of Esplanade and Dalhousie Square, Calcutta (Kolkata)

October 7, 2015 41 comments

Ghost Walk

Esplanade and Dalhousie Square, Calcutta (Kolkata)

It was the sound of piano, isolated notes and then a complete string of music, then the loud dong of the St, John’s Church bell announcing 1:45 am, this was all part of the Ghost walk of Esplanade and Dalhousie area in Calcuta.

Ghost Walk Group, in front of Ne Market, Kolkata

Ghost Walk Group, in front of Ne Market, Kolkata

The idea of a ghost walk of Calcutta was conceived by my friend Anthony Khatchaturian,  a Calcutta Armenian of the famous Galstaun lineage, along with Dr. Souvik Mukherjee of Presidency University. The route was soon chalked out and the Anthony did all the running and arranged for permissions and police escorts.

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Bandel Cheese ~ The Taste of Portugal in Bengal

October 2, 2013 57 comments

Bandel Cheese

The Taste of Portugal in Bengal

Also see: My travelogue on Bandel

Small discs of about a inch in diameter, they come in white and brown colours, they are the Bandel cheese and are available only in a couple of shops in Calcutta’s not so new New Market !!!!!

Bandel Cheese, Plain (White) and Smoked (Brown)

Bandel Cheese, Plain (White) and Smoked (Brown)

Originating from the erstwhile Portuguese settlement of Bandel (about 50 km north of Calcutta) the Bandel Cheese is perhaps the last traces of Portuguese cuisine in Bengal.

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